Posts tagged "how to"

How To Wear Denim Shorts Without Looking Schlubby

Elle UK has huge trend news for you: Everyone is wearing denim shorts right now! Umm, yeah, because it's summer. And people wear denim shorts pretty much every summer. Know what else people do with denim shorts on an annual basis? Look terrible in them. Too often, the styling is off and they're either too…

By: Lily Q / August 21, 2009

Anatomy Of Snap-Worthy Street Style

We've already read about how to get spotted by street style impresarios like The Sartorialist, but we have yet to break down the anatomy of snap-worthy street style. So let's take this out of the theoretical and into practice. We've picked three different pictures from The Sartorialist and we'll break down what works after the…

By: Lily Q / August 2, 2009

Summer Sales Madness: Choose Wisely & Take It Into Fall

Erin and I are going nuts loving all the mega sales online this week (see "How To Buy Clothes Online"). Right now, I'm feeling these new peep-toe Miu Miu patent pumps on Net-A-Porter and ohmygod I want those shoes so badly that just thinking about them sort of makes me cry. But they're $700 and…

By: Lily Q / July 21, 2009

How To Get Snapped By The Sartorialist

Have you spent far too much time checking out street style sites like The Sartorialist, angstily wondering why it's that girl and not you mugging for Scott Schuman's famous lens? If so, the time has come to ditch the voyeur role and become the stalked. Style blog Refinery 29 has put together a handy dandy…

By: Lily Q / July 14, 2009

How To Wear A Tutu Without Looking Silly

Tutus have been ignored for too long, cast to the side and not taken seriously as legitimate clothing. Enough is enough. Nobody puts baby tutu in the corner. There are ways to wear tutu-esque skirts without looking too much like a failed ballerina with a sad inability to let go of the glory days. We'll…

By: Lily Q / July 5, 2009

How To Have Casual Sex

I've never seen the do's and dont's of casual sex boiled down as succinctly as they are in this funny video from Current. Suggesting you to think of a friends-with-benefits relationship much the same way you would a temp job, the clip advises you to "make sure the person hiring you, knows they're hiring you…

By: Wendy Atterberry / July 1, 2009

How To Dress Big Boobs

I spend half of my days feeling kind of like a hooker. There are no patent leather platforms with clear plastic bases in my closet and I'd sooner die than wear a half shirt or hot shorts. My damn chest, however, makes appropriateness rather difficult at times. You see, my waist is a size 2…

By: Lily Q / July 1, 2009

How To Tell A Man He’s Bad In Bed

Mike Alvear wrote a two-part series on how to tell a man or a woman he or she is bad in bed. For dudes, he suggests they repeatedly ask their ladies what she likes in bed in hopes she'll get the hint and ask what he likes. He also advises bringing up the conversation casually…

By: Wendy Atterberry / May 19, 2009

Let’s Hear It For The Boys (Wear)

Boys have all the fun. Their daily alcohol limit is three units (ours is two) and they get to pee standing up. And now, fashion is playing on the boys' team, too! Kitsuné's new collection has a total schoolboy vibe, the Olsens are about to debut a menswear line (and Ashley just did a menswear-clad

By: Leonora Epstein / May 14, 2009

Flowchart For Manipulating Your Boyfriend

Earlier this week, our friends at Holy Taco posted a man's "flowchart for lying to your girlfriend." We found it pretty funny and appreciated the peek into men's psyches. We thought we'd return the favor, so here's a woman's flowchart for manipulating her boyfriend.

By: The Frisky / May 14, 2009

White Jeans, Unzipped

Before you assume you can't wear white denim, consider these tricks. I'm not a size zero or two -- far from it -- and blanco jeans don't look tragic on me. Buy a half size or a full size bigger. When they're white, tight jeans flatter no one. Avoid the sausage leg look—no one i…

By: Nina Carbone / May 7, 2009

Little Edie’s Fashion Rules

Here's Edie Beale in the original "Grey Gardens," describing her "best costume for the day," an insane combo of pantyhose and safety pins. Best costume, indeed. The fashion expert claims, "I don't like women in skirts...you understand." We understand she means a plain old skirt. But a skirt fashioned out of a turtleneck or cardiga…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 15, 2009

The Lowdown On Where To Break Up

Breaking up is never a pleasant experience. The relationship moves from “You are awesome, let’s spend oodles of time together,” to “Actually, I’m not very fond of you, let’s never see each other again.” Tears fall, fists fly, hurtful things are said—and that’s when a breakup goes well. One of the most important things to…

By: DivineCaroline.com / March 18, 2009

How To Put Your V In Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day sucks for single people. Yeah, that’s what your disgustingly cute couple friends think, but they’ve got their heads too far up each others' butts that night to look around and see how many people are out, single and ready to mingle! Unless you’re a sappy saint, getting laid on V-Day is like buying…

By: Simcha / February 11, 2009

How To Buy Affordable Art

So you can finally afford an “It” bag (though you loathe the term), a vacation to another continent, and a couch that doesn’t require assembly. So why pray tell do you still have that sappy Klimt poster hanging over your bed? It’s time to outfit your pad with some REAL art. I’m not suggesting you…

By: Robyn Moreno / January 25, 2009

How To Take A Great Picture

Whenever I get on Facebook I feel depressed. I seem to spend most of my time untagging myself in pictures so my third grade boyfriend doesn't see me looking like I have four chins and a lazy eye. To make matters worse, it seems everybody else is beautiful, photogenic and having The Best Time Ever.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 24, 2009

How To Save Money On Dry Cleaning

So this morning, I picked up my laundry from the dry cleaners and the bill: $299.58. I'm not kidding. Granted, 1) my lazy-ass boyfriend was in charge and took every article of clothing he owns, and 2) I just moved to the tony Upper East Side of NYC, where dry cleaning a dress costs $18.

By: Robyn Moreno / January 23, 2009

Making A Fresh Start In The New Year

No matter how charmed (or challenging) life can be, the new year always seems to startle us into finding ways to make it better. Remember that trying to make too many changes at once may be so overwhelming that we quit before even getting started. But choosing one really important goal is doable, right? What…

By: DivineCaroline.com / January 21, 2009

How To Pick The Perfect Guy Online

You are a single woman who's turned to the internet to find that special someone. Swapping pics is no longer a difficult chore; so now you're faced with the daunting task of wading through literally thousands of online profiles in order to determine which ones are of interest to you.

By: Ayanna G. / January 18, 2009

Ten Ways To Squeeze In More Sex

Just because you lead a busy life that doesn't mean you should put "have sex with significant other" in your PDA! If you want to keep your sex life spontaneous, you need to begin to see even the most mundane activities of your day in a more sensual context. Remember, what's really sexy is not…

By: YourTango.com / January 12, 2009